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Feds offer up $37.5 million in funding for new bridge in Victoria, B.C.


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March 14, 2012 by Andrew Snook

Eve Adams, the MP for Mississauga-Brampton South and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs,  announces that the Government of Canada will fund $37.5 million of the estimated $77-million  Johnson Street Bridge project in Victoria, B.C. on March 3.
Eve Adams, the MP for Mississauga-Brampton South and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, announces that the Government of Canada will fund $37.5 million of the estimated $77-million Johnson Street Bridge project in Victoria, B.C. on March 3.

The City of Victoria will get a replacement for its Johnson Street Bridge; largely due to $37.5 million in funding to be received from the Government of Canada.

The expected cost of the project is approximately $77 million, with the City of Victoria paying the difference.

The federal government’s portion of the funding will come from $21 million from the Building Canada Fund and $16.5 million from Canada’s Gas Tax Fund.

Eve Adams, the MP for Mississauga-Brampton South and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, made the announcement on March 3.

The project is expected to produce approximately 900 local jobs and $500 million in economic development. The replacement bridge will feature: on-road bicycle lanes; improved accessibility for pedestrians, strollers and scooters; safer road approaches; and connections to the Galloping Goose trail and the future Harbour Pathways.

The bridge is expected to be completed and open to traffic by the end of March 2016.